records indicate that John was born June 18, 1787; however, this cannot
John enlisted from Virginia, 1776 as bombardier in Capt. Pendleton's Company
of Artillery. He was a prisoner of the British on a prison ship, for 3
months, 17 days. He fought in the defense of Savannah Ga.
John's wife, Winifred, died July 6, 1847.
John and Winifred's children were:
1. Britton (1787-1826)
3. Priscilla - married William Augustus Tennille, the second child of
Lieut. Col. Francis Tennille
4. Patience - married __ Saffold
7. Mary (1804-1xxx) - married John Newton
Priscilla married William Augustus Tennille 2nd child of Lieut. Col. Francis
was born July 2 1804.
In 1889, she was awarded a pension as a result of her father John's service
in the Revolutionary war. [see
related articles below]
Margaret Josey Bell (1796-18xx)
in Washington County, GA.
Margaret was born Dec. 18, 1796; she was the daughter of John and Olivia
Britton and Margaret were married 1813.
1. Ann Bell Jordan (1815-1848) - married Francis Tillman Tennille
2. George W. Jordan (1827-1xxx) - of Hawkinsville, GA.; became a colonel
3. Mary A Jordan (1821-1xxx) - married __ Batts
4. John A. (1819-1xxx)
Bell Jordan (1815-1848)
Francis Tillman Tennille
Tennille for descendants]
(Jordan) Newton pension award, March 2, 1889
Letter excerpt from Julia M.
Jordan (daughter of Britton Jordan's brother John) to George F. Tennille,
July 31, 1895
Ann Bell Jordan's peach taffeta silk dress worn by Alison Joy Dix